Samsung has unveiled a new Exynos processor hours ahead of its Galaxy Note 10 event.
The Exynos 9825 is a new chipset from Samsung that's being touted as faster and more power efficient than its predecessor. It's the first processor built using a 7nm extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) process, which uses ultraviolet wavelengths to print finer circuits. To compare, the Exynos 9820 was made using an 8nm process.
Included with Samsung's new Exynos 9825 is an octa-core CPU with two custom cores, two performance-focused Cortex-A75 cores, and four Cortex-A55 cores that are all about efficiency. There's also a Mali-G76 M12 GPU included, which is the same one that's in the Exynos 9820, but Samsung has it running at higher clock speeds on the Exynos 9825 for better performance.
An NPU packed into the Exynos 9825 can detect and identify objects and scenes that the image signal processor can use to help you get better white balance, focus, saturation, and colors in your photos. Samsung's new chipset also uses multi-format codec to support up to 8K Ultra HD video encoding and decoding, and support for UFS 3.0 storage is included as well.
Finally, Samsung says that the Exynos 9825 includes a 4G LTE-Advanced Pro modem and 8x Carrier Aggregation to help you get LTE speeds up to 2Gbps. And the Exynos 9825 can be paired with an Exynos Modem 5100 to gain support for 5G.
Samsung isn't saying anything about which devices we'll see the Exynos 9825 in, but the Galaxy Note 10 is a good bet (at least outside of the U.S.). The Galaxy S10 was powered by the Exynos 9820, and so it wouldn't be a surprise to see the follow-up to that chip inside the Galaxy Note 10, especially since Samsung revealed the Exynos 9825 on the same day that the Note 10 is set to make its official debut.